Nancy Reagan Endorses McCain

Latest GOP blueblood to fall in line behind candidate
By Peter Fearon,  Newser Staff
Posted Mar 26, 2008 4:00 AM CDT
John McCain in front of a portrait of Ronald Reagan at the Milwaukee County Reagan Day Dinner in Milwaukee, Wis.    (AP Photo/Gerald Herbert)
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(Newser) – Top Republicans continue to fall in line behind John McCain, despite skepticism about his conservative credentials. The latest to back the candidate is former first lady Nancy Reagan, who met privately with McCain at her southern California home. Her endorsement is an important boost for McCain, linking him to the former president who stands as a GOP icon.

"My husband and I first came to know him as a returning Vietnam War POW, and were impressed by the courage he had shown through his terrible ordeal," Nancy Reagan said in a statement. "I believe John's record and experience have prepared him well to be our next president."